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plan to stage a massive demonstration tomorrow. holly williams is in cairo and has been watching this whole crisis unfold. >> reporter: a week after president mohamed morsi gave himself broad new powers that some egyptians say make him a dictator in all but name his islamist allies have rushed to finish a final draft of the country's constitution. it could now be put to a referendum before the end of the year. protests and violent clashes in cities across egypt, president morsi defended his power grab last night on egyptian state tv. he said his new authority is needed to guide egypt through its democratic transition and that he will give up his expanded powers once the country has a new constitution. a final draft of the constitution is now complete, written and voted on by a panel dominated by president's morsi's political allies, neither all of them islamists. the constitution gives islamic sharia law a more specific role in government and doesn't guarantee women's equality. it also empowers the state to defend morals and values. critics like human rights lawyer say that could
constitution. and there are still protests now in cairo's square. the protestors are angry the constitution was put together without the participation of liberal and christian members. panel wrapped up add voting on 234 articles during a marathon 16 hour session it ended just after dawn today. >>> back here at home the harbors in los angeles and long beach are idle due if an ongoing strike. a retail group is asking president obama to intervene. a ten-day lockout at west coast ports back in 2002 cost the nations economy about $1 billion a day. union say their jobs are being outsourced to other countries. some cargo ships will divert to other ports including oakland. >>> same sex couples in california are eagerly awaiting news from the united states supreme court that could come as early as today. ktvu alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with what the justices will be deciding. >> reporter: the justices will meet behind closed doors to decide whether they will take up several challenges to gay marriage laws. including california ease ban on same sex marriage proposition 8. suppor
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